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Add a Captcha For Commenting

  1. Speedboxer
    Member

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    Maybe this would be a good addition to Akismet, adding a built-in Captcha for Comments. With an option to turn it on or off under the Akismet Configuration. Even though there are other plug-ins to do this, I think having it built-in to WP or Akismet would be good.

    Posted: 7 years ago #
  2. cerbero
    Member

    12345

    a built-in captcha is a very good idea, with akismet stops all the spam.

    Posted: 7 years ago #
  3. Mark Jaquith
    WordPress Lead Dev

    12345

    CAPTCHAs inconvenience capable users, block less capable users, and are a Club Solution (which basically means that as soon as it is included in WordPress, it'll stop working... its success depends on a low rate of usage).

    Posted: 7 years ago #
  4. Olmen
    Member

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    Captchas would be a great addition for fighting spam. However, it should be optional to implement it and the captchas themselves should be short and easy so as to not alienate or "intimidate" anyone who would like to make a comment

    Posted: 7 years ago #
  5. PiotrMikolajski
    Member

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    Captcha is very poor idea - it stops all people with visual disabilities from commenting your blogs. Use WP-Gatekeeper instead, it's much more accessible:
    http://meyerweb.com/eric/tools/wordpress/wp-gatekeeper.html

    Posted: 7 years ago #
  6. fireundubh
    Member

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    Captcha is a major inconvenience to users and a weak solution to spam. Captcha only stops unsophisticated spammers (i.e., those who are people individually posting ads from blog to blog.) Captcha does not stop spammers whose bots are capable of interpreting graphics into text. The rule is that if a human can read it, so can a machine.

    The best solution to spam is to enable comments for only logged-in and approved users.

    Posted: 7 years ago #
  7. eleni2
    Member

    12345

    fireundubh's suggestion works if WP can allow admin to moderate/approve self-registered users!

    Posted: 7 years ago #
  8. clwill
    Member

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    captchas stink, akismet works.

    Posted: 7 years ago #

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    This is plugin territory